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Colby College is pleased to announce the following September events. All are free and open to the public.

Treason or Patriotism? When the Press Publishes National Security Secrets
Sunday, Sept. 7, 7 p.m.
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building
In nearly three decades at The New York Times, Phil Taubman has served as Washington bureau chief, among other roles, and has specialized in intelligence issues and national security affairs. He is the author of Secret Empire: Eisenhower, the CIA and the Hidden Story of America’s Space Espionage. Taubman is a Lovejoy Visiting Journalist in Residence at Colby.
Contact: Professor Sandy Maisel, 859-5307,

The Dangers of Environmental Parables
Wednesday, Sept. 10, noon
Fairchild Room, Dana Dining Hall
Felicity Barringer, environmental reporter for The New York Times, has also reported on the political and cultural upheavals of the Gorbachev era and demographics and social policy from Washington. She is the author of Flight From Sorrow, a biographical study of a survivor of Nazi Germany and the camps of Stalin’s Soviet Union. Barringer is a Lovejoy Visiting Journalist in Residence at Colby. Lunch with Barringer begins at 11:30 a.m.
Contact: Beth Kopp, 859-5356,

Globalization: The Rise of Supply Chain and its Fallout: A Historical Perspective
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m.
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building
Nayan Chanda is the director of publications and the editor of YaleGlobal Online Magazine at the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization. Chanda previously served as correspondent and editor of the Hong Kong-based magazine Far Eastern Economic Review and as editor of the Asian Wall Street Journal Weekly. He is the author of Bound Together: How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers and Warriors Shaped Globalization and Brother Enemy: The War After the War. He has coauthored more than a dozen books on Asian politics, security and foreign policy including The Age of Terror: America and the World After September 11.
Contact: Professor Patrice Franko, 859-5234,

Noontime Art Talk
Realms of Faith: Medieval Art

Thursday, Sept. 11, 12:30 p.m.
Lobby, Colby College Museum of Art
Colby art professors Veronique Plesch and David Simon will present a tour of the exhibition. Free bag lunches to the first 40 people.
Contact: Lauren Lessing, 859-5609,

Second Annual Hill ‘n the ‘Ville
Saturday, Sept. 13, noon-8 p.m.
Head of Falls, Downtown Waterville
This music festival is designed to bring the greater Waterville community together with students from Colby College, Thomas College, Unity College, and KVCC. The event includes performances by The Headrights, The Calypso Soldiers, The Brew, Ryan Montbleau, and State Radio. There will also be family and children’s activities. Hill ‘n the ‘Ville is organized by Waterville Main Street in conjunction with students from the local colleges.
Contact: Raffi Der Simonian, Waterville Main Street, 680-2055,

John F. Kennedy: The Influence of Personality and Politics on the 1960s
Monday, Sept. 15, 4 p.m.
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building
Prior to the performance of JACK, an opera about the life of John F. Kennedy, at the Waterville Opera House that evening, professors G. Calvin Mackenzie and Robert Weisbrot, authors of the recently released and highly acclaimed book The Liberal Hour, will join JACK director and co-lyricist Tom Sawyer for a discussion about JFK.
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building
Contact: Professor Sandy Maisel, 859-5307,

Does Anyone Care if Bangladesh Drowns?
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m.
Room 1, Olin Science Center
Journalist Afsan Chowdhury, Colby’s 2008 Oak Human Rights Fellow, has focused his work on a number of issues including sex education, sexual abuse, AIDS/STD awareness, children’s rights, refugee rights, minority identity, media rights, and, most recently, environmental rights. His latest work to receive critical acclaim is a documentary film about climate change titled Who Cares if Bangladesh Drowns?
Contact: Professor Patrice Franko, 859-5234,

Noontime Art Talk: Whistler’s Waterscapes
Thursday, Sept. 18, 12:30 p.m.
Lobby, Colby College Museum of Art
Independent curator David P. Becker will guide a tour of this exhibition drawn from the Lunder Collection. Free bag lunches to the first 40 people.
Contact: Lauren Lessing, 859-5609,

Colby College Museum of Art Open House
Thursday, Sept. 18, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Lobby, Colby College Museum of Art
Students, faculty, staff, and community members celebrate a new season of exhibitions and events.
Contact: Lauren Lessing, 859-5609,

Music At Colby Concert Series
Of Winds: Artistry, Power, Beauty
Saturday, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Lorimer Chapel
Colby’s woodwind faculty performs chamber works by Milhaud, Saint-Saens, Musgrave, and Muczynski as well as the premiere of a new work by Maine composer Phillip Fournier. Music associates Nicole Rabata (flute) and Michael Albert (oboe) and Director of Bands Eric Thomas (clarinet and saxophone) are joined by Yukiko Sekino (piano).
Contact: Vivian Lemieux, 859-5670,

Bunraku Bay Puppet Troupe
Sunday, Sept. 21, 2 p.m.
Strider Theater, Runnals Building
This troupe will astound the entire family with its poignant stories, amazing live music, and, of course, the artistry of Japanese puppet theater. Chicago Weekly reported, “The entrance was enough to send chills down everyone’s spines… a wonder in craftsmanship and coordination.” More information:
Contact: Deborah Ward, 859-4521,

Framing the 2008 Presidential Election
Sunday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building
Colby’s Charles A. Dana Professor of Government Anthony Corrado is one of the nation’s leading experts on political finance. He is the author or editor of books on campaign finance and elections, including Financing the 2004 Election, Paying for Presidents, The New Campaign Finance Sourcebook, and Campaign Finance Reform: Beyond the Basics. Corrado is a frequent commentator on national politics and has appeared regularly on National Public Radio, as well as on the NBC Nightly News, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, C-SPAN and The News Hour with Jim Lehrer.
Contact: Sarah Ward, 859-5300,

Tactile Seeing in the Middle Ages: Metalwork and Stained Glass
Monday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building
Virginia Raguin, a professor of art history at the College of the Holy Cross, will deliver this lecture in conjunction with the museum exhibition Realms of Faith: Medieval Art
Contact: Colby College Museum of Art, 859-5600,

Visiting Writers Reading: Poet Mark Halliday
Tuesday, September 23, 7 p.m.
Robinson Room, Miller Library
Winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Rome Prize, poet Mark Halliday is the author of Little Star (a National Poetry Series selection), Tasker Street (a Juniper Prize winner), Selfwolf, Jab, and Keep This Forever. The New Yorker describes him as “prolix and quotidian, a Whitman in a supermarket, a confessional poet who does not take himself very seriously.” He teaches at Ohio University. Reception to follow in the President’s Room.
Contact: Professor Debra Spark, 859-5284,

How the Outrage Industry Is Changing America
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m.
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building
Professor Jeffrey M. Berry of Tufts University specializes in the areas of interest groups, citizen participation, nonprofits, and public policymaking.
Contact: Professor Sandy Maisel, 859-5307,

Noontime Art Talk
Junius Brutus Stearns’s Hannah Dustin Killing the Indians

Thursday, Sept. 25, 12:30 p.m.
Mirken Curator of Education Lauren Lessing and Erin Beasley ’09 will discuss this 1847 painting depicting colonist Hannah Dustin.
Contact: Lauren Lessing, 859-5609,

Music At Colby Concert Series
Heinavanker: Renaissance and Estonian Folk
Sunday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Lorimer Chapel
Heinavanker is an early music vocal ensemble from Estonia whose members have been performing together since 1996. An a cappella group of 10, the singers specialize in the rich polyphonic music of the Renaissance period and traditional folk hymns from Estonia. Heinavanker has performed in many music festivals in Europe and the United States.
Contact: Vivian Lemieux, 859-5670,

Giving Voice to the Voiceless
Sunday, Sept. 28, 4 p.m.
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building
Panelists are Afsan Chowdhury, 2008 Oak Fellow for International Human Rights; Anne Hull, 2008 Lovejoy Award Winner and Washington Post reporter; Naomi Schalit, editorial page editor for the Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal; and David Shribman, Lovejoy Selection Committee member and executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Ann Marie Lipinski, chair of the Lovejoy Selection Committee, will moderate.
Contact: Professor Sandy Maisel, 859-5307,

Elijah Parish Lovejoy Convocation
Sunday, Sept. 28, 8 p.m.
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building,
Anne Hull, a national enterprise reporter for The Washington Post who reported the story that exposed the Walter Reed Army Medical Center neglect scandal in 2007 and has spent her career telling the stories of the voiceless and the vulnerable, will receive the 2008 Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award. Hull will receive an honorary degree and will deliver the 2008 Lovejoy Convocation address.
Contact: Laura Meader, 859-4350,

Boots on the Ground: Lessons from Renewable Energy Development in Southeast Asia, from Concept to Contract
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m.
Room 1, Olin Science Center
Gijsbert Nollen, principal consultant for International Consultancy Europe (ICE BV), focuses on project management and development. He has led projects in Sri Lanka for seven years and is inspired by the wide range of interests and opinions that drive him to advance sustainable development causes.
Contact: Beth Kopp, 859-5356,

Ongoing Events

Story Time in the Museum
Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Colby College Museum of Art
Join museum docents every Saturday morning for art-related stories, games, and discussion in the museum’s galleries. Story Time in the Museum is free and open to the public, and no registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Contact: Lauren Lessing, 859-5609,

Guided Museum Tours
Sundays at 2 p.m.
Colby College Museum of Art
Contact: Lauren Lessing, 859-5609,

Current Exhibitions at the Colby College Museum of Art

Whistler’s Waterscapes: River, Sea, and Canal Views from the Lunder Collection
June 19-Oct. 26, 2008
In its myriad forms, water has symbolized many things throughout history, from the endlessly flowing cycles of life to the hidden depths of the unconscious. This exhibition of prints (and one painting) by James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), drawn from the Lunder Collection, highlights this restlessly innovative artist’s response to the theme of water. The works range across his career, from London’s Thames River and the English seacoast to the canals of Venice and Amsterdam. Curated by David P. Becker

Masterpieces of American Folk Art
June 29-Oct. 22, 2008
The statewide Maine Folk Art Trail exhibition provides an opportunity for the Colby College Museum of Art to present 50 objects from its extensive collection of 19th-century works from the American vernacular tradition. Colby’s exhibition comprises works in a variety of media and features important primitive portraits and landscapes from the American Heritage Collection, gift of Edith and Ellerton M. JettĂ©. For more information about the Maine Folk Art Trail visit

Realms of Faith: Medieval Art from the Walters Art Museum
Sept. 7, 2008-Jan. 4, 2009
Drawn from one of the largest and finest medieval art collections in the United States, this exhibition of rare and beautiful objects dating from the sixth to the 15th century focuses on Christian liturgical practices and personal devotion during one of the most fascinating periods in world history. For a complete listing of associated events, please visit

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